Story Time

Bees
Submitted by: Libby Nelson, West University
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Buzz, buzz, buzz went the bumblebee by:West, Colin
Gran's bees by:Thompson, Mary
Beekeepers by:High, Linda
Ten buzzy bees by:Crabtree, Sally
Buzz by:Wong, Janet
Miss Emma's wild garden by:Hines, Anna Grosnickle
Songs
Here is the beehive [fingerplay]
Here is the beehive, [clench fist]
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch and you'll see them come out of their hive
[bring out fingers one at a time]

one, two, three, four, five.
Buzz, buzz, buzz.
Baby bumble bee [song]
I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee
Won't my mommy be so proud of me?
I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee
Ouch - it stung me!

I'm squishing up the baby bumble bee
Won't my mommy be so proud of me.
I'm squishing up a baby bumble bee;
Ooh, it's so yucky !

I'm wiping off the baby bumble bee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me.
I'm wiping off the baby bumble bee
Now my mommy won't be mad at me.
Craft
Photocopy beehive on branch and bees. Cut out bees ahead of time. Give each child 5 and a hive. Have them color bees and hive, then paste the bees onto the picture of the have.